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Summerlin half marathon

OAR is excited to be the official charity of Desert Sky Adventure's 2012 Summerlin Half Marathon in Las Vegas, NV. The Summerlin Half Marathon is a beautiful scenic loop running through the incredible parks and communities of Summerlin. The course travels through 4 of Summerlin's best trail parks. Participants will enjoy 'secret' paths filled with desert landscape, tunnels and park settings nestled against the skyline of the Red Rock mountains. The course opens up to incredible views of the Las Vegas Strip then drops into lush parks filled with green.



Saturday, April 14, 2012

Las Vegas, NV



How to Join the Team

This event has already taken place. Please check out the Events Schedule to find your next race with the RUN FOR AUTISM team.


Team Benefits


Specially designed race shirt

Fundraising Guide

RUN FOR AUTISM team emails

Discount Training with Desert Sky Adventure's Training Program

Hospitality at the OAR tent in the Finish Line Celebration/Charity Village

Once you reach the $50.00 fundraising level, you will be sent an OAR Runner's Kit. This kit includes the RUN FOR AUTISM t-shirt, specially designed race shirt.



Participants who receive FREE entry to the race through OAR commit to raising a minimum of $250. OAR suggests that participants who have already purchased registration through the official race website to raise $250.

OAR encourages all runners to set a fundraising goal of at least $1000.


Event Information

The event took place on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 7 a.m.



Why Run for Autism?

Raise money for autism research - More than $.84 of every dollar you raise will directly fund research studies that help answer some of autism’s most pressing questions. Since its inception in 2003, the RUN FOR AUTISM has raised more than $3.1 million for applied autism research.

The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) is a national, nonprofit organization formed and led by relatives of children and adults with autism and Asperger Syndrome. OAR is dedicated to promoting research that can be applied to help families, educators, caregivers, and individuals with autism find much-needed answers to their immediate and urgent questions. Committed to the excellence in its services to the autism community, OAR funds applied research that will make a difference in individual lives; provides information that is timely, useful, and cost-efficient; and offers opportunities for the autism community to collaborate and make advances together.

Whether you are a runner, walker, donor or volunteer, your contribution makes you part of OAR’s RUN FOR AUTISM team.

In the end, you will have made a difference in the lives of thousands of families living with autism.